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PHOTOS: Bruce Springsteen Rocks the Greensboro Coliseum

March 25, 2023

Bruce Springsteen sings onstage while Max Weinberg plays drums behind him.
Bruce Springsteen belts it out with drum support from Max Weinberg. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
From the opening notes of “No Surrender,” through the blistering solo of “Prove It All Night,” to the end of set-closer “Badlands” and across a seven-song encore, Bruce Springsteen proved he’s still The Boss at the Greensboro Coliseum, just a quick hour-and-20-minute drive up I-85, on Saturday night. 
 
 
Finally touring after a pandemic delay of a few years — and thankfully resuming said tour after having to cancel three shows due to a mysterious “illness” from someone in the band earlier in the month — Springsteen and the E Street Band sounded and looked fantastic with strong performances across the board.
 
Bruce Springsteen and Steven van Zandt share a mic while Max Weinberg backs them up on drums.
Bruce Springsteen and Steven van Zandt share a mic while Max Weinberg backs them up on drums. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
 
Bruce played and sang like a man 30 years his younger. Those lucky enough — or perhaps wealthy enough given the recent ticketing controversy that even led one of his most celebrated fanzines to shut down in protest — to attend one of this tour’s shows won’t leave disappointed. 
 
 
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Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt onstage at Greensboro Coliseum. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
 
Setlist:

No Surrender
Ghosts
Prove It All Night
Letter to You
The Promised Land
Out in the Street
Candy’s Room
Kitty’s Back
Nightshift
The E Street Shuffle
Darlington County
Johnny 99
Last Man Standing
Backstreets
Because the Night
She’s the One
Wrecking Ball
The Rising
Badlands

Bruce Springsteen and Jake Clemons share a mic while Max Weinberg backs them up on drums
Bruce Springsteen and Jake Clemons share a mic while Max Weinberg backs them up on drums. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Encore:
Thunder Road
Born to Run
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Glory Days
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
I’ll See You in My Dreams
 

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